THERE'S A WORD FOR THAT!
Whether you’re eavesdropping on the woman at the next table as she relates her latest dating mishap, trying to understand your grown-up child, or playing the dating game yourself, it helps to stay on top of the latest terms and trends. You might just find out that you’re a closet kittenfisher. (It happens.)
ASK THE DOC
Surgeon and lecturer Dr. Sarah Rayne weigh in on recurring abscesses and how to deal with tick bites.
Forget push-up bras and restrictive corsetry – these two brands will help you upgrade your lingerie drawer without compromising on comfort. Think lacy thongs, embroidered bralettes and mesh ‘bum clouds’…
'My breasts were nearly the DEATH OF ME'
After 20-odd years of suffering, Lynn Jones finally discovered what could be at the root of her mysterious illness: her breast implants.
'I've been celibate for five years'
Celibacy is the unspoken side of midlife divorce. There has been no plummeting of my libido, no preference for petting the dog, knitting or long hikes…
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Not even the hordes of tourists or the bewildering maze of streets can dull the charm of Italy’s most impractical city.
The Magic Mushroom Mind Shift
Could magic mushrooms be a long-term solution to crippling addictions and mood disorders like depression and PTSD? Clinical trials abroad have been showing that a few psychedelic trips may be able to ‘reboot’ the brain, changing set patterns of thinking. Science writer Leonie Joubert tells us why SouthAfrica needs to make a mind shift about psychedelic assisted therapy.
The Future Is Most Definitely Female
From being the voice against climate change to a game developer helping others understand mental illness and sexual abuse, these five young women prove that no matter your age, you can make a difference.
These local skincare brands are all about organic ingredients, a back-to-basics approach and tapping into the power of nature. From nourishing marula oil to Kalahari melon, Africa delivered the goods, and then some.
Coming Up Roses
She starred opposite Heath Ledger as a teen, made a movie with Oprah last year and recently started a female-run production company. Comedy break through star Rose Byrne truly is having the last laugh.
Graceful & Frank
Oscar winner. Activist. L’Oréal brand ambassador. Netflix comedy star. Jane Fonda has worn many hats, and at 81 she’s still keeping us guessing. The Grace and Frankie star gave us an exclusive Q&A.
Taking Out The Trash
With our planet choking on plastic, doing our bit to stop pollution is now imperative. Easy-to-make ecobricks (get the kids involved) are both a useful contribution to the cleanup campaign and a low-cost building solution. So instead of binning that sweet wrapper, stuff it into a plastic bottle instead – you’ll be making a difference.
Culture, history, crystal-clear waters and dragon memorabilia: Croatia’s coastline ticks all the boxes, whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not.
My Snowflake Baby
A late-night podcast about snowflake babies gave hope to Angie and Mike Hausner, who were facing a long wait for their second adopted child. Less than a year later, Angie was pregnant.
Starting With The Truth
Elizabeth Gilbert became the voice of a generation of single women searching for happiness with her bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. But it’s her story of marriage, divorce, falling in love with her best friend, then losing her to cancer that is most inspiring.
Self-proclaimed ‘money dork’ Sam Beckbessinger, author of How to Manage your Money Like a F*cking Grownup, answers your most pressing money questions.
How Inflammation Could Be Ruining Your Health – And 10 Ways To Tackle It
We’re bombarded with well-meaning health advice every day. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take a simpler, more unified approach to health, and could the key to this lie in the levels of inflammation in our bodies?
Go Small, Or Go Home!
Last July, Cindy and Seth Alfino packed up their kids and comfortable lives to travel around SA in a vintage camper van – an adventure that forever changed how they live.
Melissa McCarthy tells us why she plans to keep putting ‘real women’ in movies, what’s next for her and why there’s no chance of getting above herself in her crazy household!
Those were the days
Is the uptick in nostalgia holding us back, or helping us cope?
Soul Searching In The Midlands Sa's Spiritual Hub
The Natal Midlands... and surrounds is a popular holiday destination on most local travel bucket lists, but it’s much more than that – it’s a place to recharge your spirit. Dotted with unconventional restaurants, shops and places to stay, there’s a deep sense of spiritual richness there. And the intrepid artists, quirky entrepreneurs and kind community make it a unique place to rejuvenate.
Are We Doing Enough To Find Solutions?
We asked climate scientist Dr Peter Johnston,futurologist Clem Sunter, and City of Cape Town Mayco member Xanthea Limberg for their takes on the water crisis in the Western Cape.
Ask The Doc
Surgeon and lecturer Dr Sarah Rayne answers your questions. This month, they’re about cancer and weak abdominal muscles.
Happy New Year! Time for a fresh start.
How I Survived...
...the first 3 years as a startup in the tech industry
'It's Even More Beautiful Than What You Imagined'
Julia Roberts read Wonder, the story of a boy who doesn’t quite look like everyone else, to her own children – and they all loved it. Inevitably, the story was snapped up by a film studio, and Julia jumped at the chance to play the boy’s mum.
IkiIkigai (pronounced ee-kee-guy) isn’t a millennial term for your creepy neighbour. It’s an ancient Japanese philosophy that’s shining a light on how we should live – finding purpose and joy in simple things... keeping busy, but slowing down when we feel overwhelmed.
'What I Learned When I Stopped Drinking
In the spirit of #DryJanuary (we know you’re thinking about it!), we explored the experiences and insights of people who have taken a break from alcohol for anything from a month to forever…
A Handmaid's Tale
TV’s ‘queen of drama’ on playing a feminist icon, her everyday life as a Manhattan cat lady and why you should buy yourself jewellery.
Of eateries, streateries and foodie adventures…